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Dartmoor Site: Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

Goldsmith's Cross S. Cist

OS Map: SX 61684 69872
OS Source: Garmin
NMR record: SX 66 NW 8
HER record: 5081
Megalithic Portal: 42708
PMD: Fox Tor Mires S 5
Alternate name: Goldsmith's Cross S.
Short Name: CT:Goldsmith S
Butler map: 64.5
Grinsell: LYDFORD 100
DPD page: 97
Exist: Yes
Record: Unique
Barrow Report: 46
Notes: Dixon #44 (Fox Tor Newtake, Near). Near Whealam Stream. Bar Rep. 46. Butler Goldsmith's Cross S. - Vol. 4. Map 64.5. (Cairn 4 - diagram p.221). Grinsell LYDFORD 100. "The remains of a cist lie some 80m E of the Whealam streamworks at SX 61666985, on gently sloping ground 50m S of the newtake wall. The remains consist of four granite slabs set into the ground, forming three sides of a trapezoidal structure. It measures 1.2m long and a maximum of 0.85m wide. The long side, unusually formed of two granite slabs, is oriented NW to SE. The maximum height which the stones protrude above the ground is 0.2m. The SW side of the structure is missing; there are no traces of a capstone or cairn". Lethbridge diagram p.93, text p.96, photo top p.97.
Nearby sites: SX61686987

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